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Secluded and Private Cabin with Amazing Views. Hot tub and WiFi.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bath, large living area and large covered deck with Hot Tub.

Riverwood Retreat is a secluded cabin that sits atop a 300 foot cliff overlooking a horseshoe bend in the New River with breathtaking long range views. Inside, the cabin comfortably accommodates four people with a King Bedroom and attached full bath and a Queen bedroom with an adjacent full bath. The cabin will allow for up to eight people total with a pull out sofa bed and futon in the living area. The cabin has a large living area with a gas fireplace, full kitchen and washer and dryer. Wi-Fi, Cable TV, Blu-Ray/DVD player and Bluetooth Stereo are all provided.

Outside, enjoy the large wrap around deck, listen to the river rapids from below and experience views from the hot tub that you will never forget. A gas and charcoal grill is provided along with propane and charcoal. Access to the New River allows for easy swimming, tubing, fishing and kayaking. There is a set of corn-hole boards and bags provided along with a fire pit and firewood.

You will feel a thousand miles away from it all but still only fifteen minutes from downtown West Jefferson with its welcoming small town atmosphere, multiple shops, restaurants and bars and multiple grocery stores nearby. Less than one hour from Boone.

More Details

Jeff Wheaton
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About Jeff Wheaton

Four close friends came together to purchase this dream cabin to enjoy and share with others who appreciate all that the cabin and the mountains have to offer.

Jeff Wheaton purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Jeff Wheaton chose Lansing

We chose this specific cabin out of all others because of the beautiful view where most other properties don't even compare. The seclusion and the close proximity to bars, restaurants and shopping makes it perfectly convenient.

What makes this cabin unique

Long range mountain views overlooking the New River. All from the cabin's deck or while seated in the hot tub..


Nearest Airport
113 Miles
Charlotte-Douglas International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Coaches Sports Grill
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Mountain Aire Golf Club
Nearest Train
36.52 Miles
Tweetsie Railroad
Nearest Motorway
5.5 Miles
NC Highway 194
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Boondocks Brewing Tap Room & Restaurant
Nearest Ski
48 Miles
Sugar Mountain Ski Resort
Car: necessary

One of the greatest things about this cabin is that while it is seated atop a mountain's edge overlooking the New River and isolated down a wooded gravel road, you are only 15 minutes from an endless list of activities. There are countless restaurants, bars, ice cream parlors, shops that you could spend days in, a bowling alley, skating and a movie theater all within Jefferson and West Jefferson. And there's no need to worry about packing groceries for a long haul, in the same area you will find grocery stores like Harris Teeter, Food Lion, Lowe's Foods and Ingles to name a few. You will have no trouble at all finding something to do if you choose to leave the relaxing comfort of the cabin.


Lansing Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM / Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Queen Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    King Bedroom - 1 king
  • The large living area provides a futon and pull out bed for extra sleeping space.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Secluded and Private Cabin with Amazing Views. Hot tub and WiFi.
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This was truly a beautiful place, inside and out. The view was breathtaking.

  • 5 of 5

The perfect getaway from people and big cities. I enjoyed sitting in front of the fireplace enjoying the peace and quiet. The only noise you hear is the wind and some cows in the distance. I truly believe this is Gods country!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eastern NC

Quiet serene retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five enjoyed 2 nights here, above and away from it all. It was easy to find, only about a quarter mile drive on an unpaved road. The porch provides amazing views of the New River and surrounding countryside. The kitchen was well appointed and clean- we cooked here each night. All the beds were comfortable and we enjoyed the hot tub and gas logs. The kids enjoyed the toys provided. Perfectly sized and equipped for our family!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

This was our (myself, wife and 2 small dogs) second stay at Riverwood Retreat and I suspect it won't be our last! This year, we celebrated my wife's birthday here. As I said last year, it's the perfect combination of mountain seclusion/scenery and convenience for meals, groceries, antique shopping, etc. Jefferson, West Jefferson and Lansing only 20 minutes away. The view from the wrap around deck is perfect for watching the North Carolina fall unfold before you. Tried to enjoy all meals on the deck but an early week cold front pushed temps into high 30s and kicked this Florida boy inside to the fireplace a couple of times! The owners have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable and the cabin is decorated perfectly. Hope to be back next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view. Cozy cabin. Perfect way to spend a fall week. Jeff was responsive and helpful and would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous Views

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect cabin for our visit of four days. Three old friends spent time hiking, relaxing on the deck while drinking wine and enjoying the beautiful views which included starting the mornings with low clouds hanging in the valley and along the river and later clearing to Carolina blue skies and then changing to colorful sunsets. The location allowed an easy one hour drive for a bike ride on the Virginia Creeper Trail. Another day included a visit to Blowing Rock and of course we spent some time in quaint West Jefferson visiting galleries and the Ashe County Cheese Store. The cool days in early August were perfect. We achieved our goal of escaping lowland heat. It was a memorable visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Private Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Four days here and we didn't as much hear another person. View from the deck was as good as advertised, everything was clean and in good repair. You're within reasonable driving distance of several gorgeous day hikes and this cabin has every amenity you could possibly need when you want to come back and take a load off. Watching the sunset over the mountains and the stars come up from the hot tub while your muscles relax is as good as it gets.

I will say, you won't be close to anything. It's a winding 20 minutes to West Jefferson for groceries, and 50 minutes to Boone if you want some good restaurants (Exception:The pizza place in Lansing is really good) or shopping. This comes with the isolation, though, and I wouldn't consider this a negative of the place, but rather I'm just trying to help anyone that read this plan their stay accordingly. We'd definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & Maintenance $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.75%

Rates are subject to change. Multiple payments are allowed upon request.
No refunds will be given due to weather or road conditions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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